NAEYC recently published an article addressing some big concerns for child care professionals who are loo considering plans to reopen as shelter-in-place orders are lifted. The article notes that “our nation’s early childhood education programs have been navigating structural cracks and financial cliffs for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these cracks and cliffs unavoidable, putting our programs into free fall. If our economy is to recover, it will require a reimagined approach to financing and structuring the systems that support high-quality child care.”
The article highlights six ways to unlock a better future for early learning. These include urging states to help cover the cost of quality and paying educators what they’re worth. The statements clearly articulate key ways that the government could get involved to support the field of early learning.
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